Today I’ll be reviewing Billy Blanks' Tae-Bo Flex (< affiliate link). To give you some history, I’ve had this DVD since I was in university (the mid 2000’s). I did it a lot when I was in school. Since I graduated I haven’t used it nearly as much, but recently I’ve played it a few times. Whenever I do this workout it makes me think of my time in university.
I think just about everyone is familiar with Tae Bo by now. It’s basically kickboxing. And I’ll be the first to admit it’s kind of fun to pretend I’m in an action movie fighting off some bad guys. This flex edition requires you to hold a pose for a few seconds at a time. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure what the point of this is. I don’t know if it even does anything.
The workout is about 45 minutes long, and but the end of it I’m always pretty sweaty. After the warm up, the pace is pretty good until the cool down. By the time the cool down starts I’m always glad it’s almost done.
If you’re new to fitness I think this would be a fun way to get workouts in. It doesn’t always feel like a workout. I think the cuing and instructions are great. If you get tired out or need a minute or two to catch your breath, you can pause the DVD and get a drink of water. There’s a couple people in the back of the group who aren’t always that coordinated, so it makes me feel a little better about myself when I get off balance once in awhile.
One thing that drives me crazy is that the reps aren’t always even on both sides. It only happens a couple times throughout the DVD, but I’m one of those people who wants to do things evenly. I know it’s not a big deal, but be forewarned that if you’re anything like me, it might make you a little crazy.
There’s tons of different Tae Bo DVD’s out there. You can get them online at places like Amazon, or I’ve even seen them at Walmart and Target.
Have you ever tried Tae Bo?
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